Parents

Family Engagement survey

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Each year the schools ask parents to provide feedback about our school family engagement.  This feedback helps us identify our strengths and areas for improvement.  As a parent, please respond to each statement on the survey. Your input is invaluable! 

Researchers have evidence for the positive effects of parent involvement on children when schools and parents support and encourage their children's learning and development. Students with involved parents earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills and show improved behavior.

Policies & procedures

Please check out our policies and procedures page on the Keeley website which has information regarding everything from school arrival to student medication. 

School meals

You can get all of the school meal information such as lunch and breakfast menus, meal prices, and how to pre-pay for school meals online, and how to apply for free or reduced meals from the Garland ISD district website.

Breakfast

Breakfast is served every morning between 7:30-8:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria. Outside food and drinks are not allowed for breakfast. A plate breakfast must be purchased to eat breakfast in the cafeteria.

Lunch

Parents may eat lunch with their child on Mondays and Fridays only. If a different day is needed, please send a note to the child's teacher indicating the reason for the exception, and the names of those who will be having lunch with your child. These requests must be submitted to the campus administration for approval 24 hours in advance.

Award assemblies

Keeley will host two award assemblies each school year and parents are invited to attend. The first one will be held at the end of the fall semester and the second one will be at the end of the spring semester. The assemblies will recognize students for the following:

  • "A" honor roll (90% and higher in all core subjects/"S" in all specials classes for the three previous grading cycles)
  • "A/B" honor roll (80% and higher in all core subjects with a minimum one subject 90% or higher/S in all specials for the three previous grading cycles)
  • Wrangler (one good citizen or overall great kid)
  • Character (one student who best exhibits the character trait of the grading cycle)
  • Extra effort (one boy and one girl who puts forth the extra effort - even if they don't make A/B honor roll)
  • AR (one boy and one girl who meets the requirements of the grading cycle)
  • Perfect attendance

The LIGHT Post

The LIGHT Post is a monthly newsletter provided by the Student Assistance Counselors of the LIGHT Program, a division of the Guidance and Counseling Department of Garland Independent School District.

Birthdays on the marquee

You may wish your child a happy birthday on the Keeley Marquee! Summer birthdays can be recognized on their half birthday. Requests must be made two weeks prior to the requested date. Student will receive a spirit stick for their backpack with your $5 paid birthday. Payment and confirmation is required and reservations are honored in the order they are received. Contact Jenny Ford at 817-455-8067 for more information.

Parent resources

Newsroom

Newsroom is a one-stop shop for all the news, photos, tweets, videos and external news media coverage for Garland ISD. At the beginning of each month, a Skylert email will be sent to families and staff that provides recent news and a quick link to the Newsroom webpage to keep everyone in the know about the good news in GISD.

Follow Keeley on Twitter

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You can follow us @Keeley_Cowboys for all the latest Keeley news and updates on Twitter.

If you are not on Twitter, just text "Follow Keeley_Cowboys" to 40404 (make sure you put a space between follow and Keeley) and you will receive all of our information via TEXT message! You can also follow GISD @gisdnews.

Register with Skyward

Skyward Key

Skyward is the student information system in GISD that allows parents to see their child's grades, attendance, view report cards, as well as contact teachers. To register, you will provide us with your email address and it will be entered into Skyward. Skyward will then email you your login information. If you have any questions, please contact our data clerk, Lily Hernandez.

Anonymous Alerts®

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Report bullying and other urgent student concerns quickly and anonymously to school officials with Anonymous Alerts®.

Find out more about Anonymous Alerts® and other ways to get in touch on the district share & report page.

Free and reduced-price meal program

Parents can apply online for free and reduced price meals for students that are eligible.

Be a Senior citizen VIP 

With a special VIP pass, senior citizens over the age of 65 can get free general admission to athletic and Fine Arts events.

Visit the Senior citizen VIP pass page for more details.

District policies

To support our mission of providing an exceptional education to all students, we have created policies designed to help your student have the best possible education experience.

Visit the Policies page on the district website for additional polices and related information.